Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wonderful Christmas Songs from the 1950s &1960s You Need to Know


Modern and contemporary sounding even though their recordings were made decades ago. Here are 11 Holiday and Christmas songs to stir our hearts and imaginations. 

If you have a song and artist favourite to recommend to me from the 1950s or 1960s please send me a message.  

Here Comes Santa Claus - Chilliwack Santa Parade ©



1. Silver Bells  - 1964 - Doris Day
    Doris Day, beautiful at  https://youtu.be/Xb50TmP5J3Q


2. The Little Drummer Boy - 1967 - Lou Rawls
    Listen to a soulful Lou at https://youtu.be/UsJgiJG-ic4

3. White Christmas - 1956 - Louis Armstrong
    The beginning and end of jazz Louis Armstrong https://youtu.be/AX7AbhC6HtI 

4. Merry Christmas Baby - 1968 - Otis Redding
    Otis is waiting to move you  https://youtu.be/rEyV8gnC4aQ

5. Blue Christmas - 1960 - Charlie Brown
    Poor Charlie Brown has a name that is difficult to search on the Internet - apparently a cartoon character has the same name. Rats. Not a video to be found. Go to iTunes.

6. Mary's Boy Child - 1956 - Harry Belafonte
    The wonderful tone of Harry Belafonte https://youtu.be/WY3o4_iIudg

7. There's No Place Like Home - 1954 - Perry Como
    Grew up this voice in our home https://youtu.be/yHDgzQ6eQw4

8. Santa Baby - 1953 - Eartha Kitt & Henri René Orchestra
    A few naughty wishes on this list, sigh https://youtu.be/-0wbrGlSFHY

9. Silent Night - 1963 - Johnny Cash 
    Country singer Johnny Cash with Carter Family  https://youtu.be/h3xY1IOILBg

10. Do You Hear What I Hear - 1963 - Bing Crosby
      What a Christmas song and performance! https://youtu.be/U7fBdLx16rc

11. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - 1963 - Carla Thomas
      A little more soul from 1963. https://youtu.be/paS6YjNFdgQ



Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.


Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

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